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Athletes of the Week

November 23rd, 2022

Jenna Liska

Jenna Liska

Liberty

Volleyball

Jenna is a hitter on the Lions volleyball squad who completed a perfect 20-0 season with a four-set 2A state championship victory. Known as an intense competitor, the senior had a total of 12 kills, 20 digs, 2 assists, 2 aces, and a block in a state semi-final win over Hereford and defeat of Middletown in the state title match.

Novemer 16th, 2022

Peyton Dill

Peyton Dill

Century

Cross Country

Senior Peyton Dill took runner-up at the Class 2A state cross country meet. His performance on the Hereford High School course ties for the best finish by any boy in Knights program history.
Hannah Toth

Hannah Toth

Westminster

Cross Country

Hannah Toth captured the first girls state championship in Owls cross country history. The senior dominated in victory, claiming the 3A title by a full 45 seconds over 132 runners from 18 teams.

November 9th, 2022

Maddy Dehoff

Maddy Dehoff

Francis Scott Key

Field Hockey

Maddy Dehoff recorded her 7th and 8th shutouts of the season, including an 8-save performance against Southern-AA in the state field hockey quarterfinals. A sophomore goalie, Maddy led a strong defensive effort by the Eagles as they return to the state semi-finals for the second year in a row, sporting an 11-3 record.
Noah Fisher

Noah Fisher

Francis Scott Key

Cross Country

Francis Scott Key’s boys cross country team repeated as 1A South Regional Champions, thanks to a first place performance from Noah Fisher. The senior covered the Fort Washington course in 17:58.6 to win by 17 seconds, and vault the Eagles to the state championship meet.
Charlotte Schurman

Charlotte Schurman

Century

Field Hockey

Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Schurman didn’t allow a goal in three playoff wins for the Mavericks field hockey squad. The Mavs beat Poolesville, Century, and Huntingtown, outlasting Century in a shootout. Charlotte had five saves through regulation and double overtime, and then shutdown four straight Century players in the shootout. The Mavs are 12-2-1 and make their second straight trip to the state semis.

November 2nd, 2022

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart

Liberty

Volleyball

Senior outside hitter Sarah Hart led the Liberty volleyball team in victories over Middletown, Westminster, and Century. With the wins, the Lions took the county championship and regional postseason top seed, completing an undefeated regular season at 14-0. Sarah contributed 58 kills, 4 aces, 4 blocks, and 26 digs. Her senior leadership was invaluable as the Lions prevailed in a high-tension five-set match against Middletown.

October 26th, 2022

Blake Ray

Blake Ray

Manchester Valley

Football

Blake Ray was a key player on both offense and defense for the Mavericks football team in a 30-7 win over Winters Mill. At WR he had 3 catches for 142 yards and a touchdown. And the senior was big on defense too, leading the team with 8 tackles and 2 pass breakups from his safety position.
Patrick Carl

Patrick Carl

South Carroll

Golf

Patrick Carl earned medalist honors at the County Golf Tournament. Playing at Oakmont Green, the sophomore’s round of 77 helped the Cavs team take first place at the tournament.
Sophie Baer

Sophie Baer

Manchester Valley

Field Hockey

Sophie Baer anchored a defense that shutout three teams in the regular season’s final week. Moreover, they only allowed four total shots in those three games. Sophie is a sophomore and two-year varsity starter for the Mavericks field hockey squad.

October 19th, 2022

Ashley Mountcastle

Ashley Mountcastle

Manchester Valley

Field Hockey

Ashley Mountcastle is a 3-year varsity starter and senior captain for the Mavericks field hockey squad. Veteran head coach Denean Koontz says “there are not enough words to describe how important she is to the success of this team both on and off the field.” A midfielder, Ashley scored both goals in the Mavs’ 2-0 victory over Liberty.
Seth Jacobs

Seth Jacobs

Liberty

Football

Junior RB Seth Jacobs rushed 26 times for 162 yards, caught three passes for 34 more yards, and scored four touchdowns as Liberty defeated South Carroll 35-34. Seth scored the game-winning touchdown from 15 yards out with 34 seconds left in the game.
Bella Mazan

Bella Mazan

Francis Scott Key

Field Hockey

Freshman Bella Mazan scored two goals and had an assist in Key’s 4-2 win over South Carroll. Playing attack, she’s started every game and leads all county field hockey players with 11 goals and also has 6 assists this season.

October 12th, 2022

Peyton Dill

Peyton Dill

Century

Cross Country

The Century boys cross country team captured a meet and small school division victory at the Frank Keyser Invitational thanks to a personal-best from team captain Peyton Dill. The senior ran the three-mile course at Boonsboro High School in 15:53, and is known for what his coaches call “a genuine positive attitude.”
Emma Reaves

Emma Reaves

Westminster

Volleyball

Emma Reaves had 26 kills, the highest single-match total in the county this season, in leading the Owls volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over South Carroll. She also had 11 digs, an ace, and two blocks. Earlier the junior outside hitter contributed 10 kills, 9 digs, and an ace in a three-set sweep of Winters Mill.
Lucy Davidson

Lucy Davidson

Liberty

Field Hockey

Lucy Davidson had 2 goals and 2 assists as the Lions field hockey team defeated South Carroll and Westminster. The senior right-winger is a team captain, and her coach says “her stick skills outplay anyone.”

October 5th, 2022

Hannah DeVincent

Hannah DeVincent

Liberty

Soccer

Hannah DeVincent, a midfielder/striker for the Lions girls soccer team, totaled 3 goals and 2 assists in Liberty’s back-to-back 3-0 shutout victories over Winters Mill and North Harford. The sophomore has been playing soccer since she was four years old, and now has 8 goals and 6 assists on the season.

September 28th, 2022

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Liberty

Cross Country

Ben Smith led the Liberty boys cross country team to victory at the Cougar Challenge at Catoctin High School. Despite missing 3 of their top 7 runners, the junior ran a gutsy race to finish in 17:41 and help the Lions squad best the host Cougars by 12 points.
Cali Kalishek

Cali Kalishek

Cali Kalishek is a senior captain for the South Carroll girls volleyball team, and was instrumental in a pair of wins over Walkersville and Winters Mill. A solid leader at libero, she had 34 digs over the two matches, and added 7 service aces and 3 kills.
A.J. Rodrigues

A.J. Rodrigues

South Carroll

Football

A.J. Rodrigues rushed 24 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns in South Carroll’s 23-13 win over Manchester Valley. The senior also picked off a pass as the Cavaliers football team remained perfect at 4-0.
Caleb Blum

Caleb Blum

South Carroll

Football

Senior MLB Caleb Blum was a large contributor on defense as the Cavaliers picked up their 4th straight win. Caleb had 12 total tackles, including 4 tackles for loss and a sack.

September 21st, 2022

Emily Trail

Emily Trail

South Carroll

Volleyball

Senior captain Emily Trail led the South Carroll volleyball team in kills and digs during two matches. In victories over Manchester Valley and Westminster, the outside hitter combined for 18 kills and 32 digs, and in the words of her coach “embodies what South Carroll volleyball is all about.”
Drew Watkins

Drew Watkins

Francis Scott Key

Field Hockey

Drew Watkins, a defender on the Francis Scott Key field hockey team, scored her first-ever hat trick and added an assist as the Eagles defeated St. James 12-0. Her coach points to the hustle, hard work, and determination that makes the junior the leader of the defense.

September 14th, 2022

Rose Larner

Rose Larner

Liberty

Soccer

Rose Larner scored six goals and added two assists for the Liberty girls soccer team. The junior striker is known as a technical player with the ability to turn and shoot from anywhere on the field.
Andy Schneider

Andy Schneider

Westminster

Football

Senior MLB Andy Schneider had a fumble recovery and made 15 tackles in the Owls’ 44-28 victory over Linganore. Five of his tackles resulted in lost yardage, including a huge 4th and short situation late in the game.
Molly Thomas

Molly Thomas

Westminster

Volleyball

Molly Thomas plays libero for the Westminster volleyball team. She had 23 serve receives, 10 digs, and 5 assists, all without an error, as the Owls defeated Linganore 3 sets to 1 in their debut match. The sophomore’s positivity, communication, and drive all contributed to the comeback win.

September 7th, 2022

Katelyn Boyer

Katelyn Boyer

Francis Scott Key

Field Hockey

Katelyn Boyer led the FSK field hockey team in a 9-0 season-opening win over Hammond. The four-year starter scored 3 goals and added 2 assists.
Hannah Toth

Hannah Toth

Westminster

Cross Country

Hannah Toth, a senior cross country runner for Westminster, won the 16-team Seahawk Invitational over the three-mile course at South River High School. She outpaced 133 other runners by over 20 seconds to claim the title.
Kyrece Walker

Kyrece Walker

Westminster

Football

In Westminster’s 33-0 season-opening victory over South River, Kyrece Walker was 18 of 21 through the air for 165 yards with a touchdown, and registered another score while rushing 10 times for 75 yards.